Animated Hydraulic Circuits - Download

Member Price: $149 | Retail: $179 | 37 color-coded, animated, voiceover .mp4 and .wmv files of each circuit operation using ANSI-recognized color designations.

Once purchased you'll immediately find them in your Account under Downloadable Products. 

Visually seeing a circuit perform along with a description of operation can increase the comprehension of a particular component’s operation and its function within the circuit.

These animated presentations can be used by:

  • Instructors to assist in Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Certification review training
  • Individuals to enhance their preparation to take the HS Certification test.
  • Anyone interested learning component function and circuit operation


The circuit schematics found in the IFPS Certification Study Manuals are designed to illustrate an operational or theoretical hydraulic system showing the interaction of components to achieve a desired output.

A Certification Study Manual is not designed as a teaching document but rather a means of reviewing or reinforcing concepts to a certification test candidate and cannot possibly cover every application of a component within a hydraulic circuit.  Subject matter experts developed the circuits in the Study Manual that are intended to represent a specific application or the use of a component within a circuit to illustrate the typical usage.  These have been placed in the Study Manual to facilitate a review of their operation and function.


Color-coded, animated, and voiceover .mp4 and .wmv files of each circuit operation using ANSI recognized color designations. Each circuit shows the sequence of operations within the hydraulic circuit as well as the flow paths during operation.

Key bullet points for each circuit from Study Manuals to assist in the understanding of the components’ function and interaction within the circuit.

You'll find the following animations:

Accumulator Circuit Operation
Boom Raising Circuit
Brake Valve Circuit
Brake Valve Circuit with Check Valve
Circuit for the Two Cylinders Application
Circuit Schematic with Check Valves
Closed Center Steering
Closed Circuit Accumulator Circuit
Closed Circuit Hydrostatic Transmission
Counterbalance Valve in a Press Circuit
Cylinder – Motor Circuit
Cylinder – Motor Circuit 1
Float Center Spool used with Pilot Operated Check Valves
Full-Time Regenerative Circuit B Port Blocked
High-Low Circuit
Intensifier System with an Air-Oil Return Tank
Load Reaction Center Steering
Load Sense Schematic
Loader Boom and Bucket Circuit
Open and Closed Circuit Pumps - Test Bench Circuit
Open Center Steering
Part-Time Regenerative Circuit with Bleed
Part-Time Regenerative Circuit with Counterbalance Valve
Pilot Operated Check Valve Application
Pilot Operated Directional Control Valve Circuit
Press Circuit
Pressure Reducing Valve
Pump Test
Regenerative Circuit with Regen Position in the DCV
Sequence Valve Circuit
Setting a Pressure Reducer
Synchronous Circuit with a Displacement-type Flow Divider
Synchronous Circuit with Cylinders Connected in Series
Tandem Center Circuit Equipped with a Relief Valve
Unloading Relief Valve
Unloading Valve in a High-Low Pump Circuit
Various Pressure Gauge within a Circuit

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